Senate Continues Debate on Peshawar Tragedy

ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2014: Starting an hour behind schedule, the third sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Tuesday witnessed a continuation of the debate on the terrorist attack in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Seven lawmakers – two belonging to PPPP, one each from ANP, PML, PkMAP,…

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Punjab Assembly Adopts Three Resolutions

ISLAMABAD, December 23, 2014: The Punjab Assembly unanimously adopted three resolutions during the tenth sitting of its 11th session on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The resolutions demanded an effective legislation against child marriages; implementation of the Islamic Ideology Council’s instructions regarding use of English words for Islamic…

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Senate Debates Peshawar School Attack

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2014: Starting an hour and 12 minutes behind schedule, the second sitting of the Senate’s 109th session on Monday debated the terrorist attack at Army Public School in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. Seven lawmakers – two belonging to PPPP, one each from ANP, NP,…

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Low Attendance Persists in Punjab Assembly

ISLAMABAD, December 22, 2014: Starting 55 minutes behind schedule, the ninth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session on Monday witnessed low attendance as twenty members (5%) were present at the outset and 23 (6%) at the adjournment, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The quorum was visibly lacking during…

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Punjab Assembly Debates Peshawar School Attack

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2014: Starting 54 minutes behind schedule, the eighth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session witnessed a debate on the deadly school attack in Peshawar on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The sitting witnessed low attendance with 22 members (6%) present at the outset and…

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Senate Adopts Resolution to Condemn Peshawar Massacre

ISLAMABAD, December 19, 2014: Starting 39 minutes behind schedule, the first sitting of the Senate’s 109th session lasted 13 minutes during which the House unanimously adopted a resolution to condemn the terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar on Tuesday, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. A PPPP senator tabled…

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Punjab Assembly Adjourned to Mourn Attack in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, December 16, 2014: Starting two hours and 21 minutes behind schedule, the seventh sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session lasted 10 minutes and was adjourned for two days to mourn the attack on a school in Peshawar, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The House witnessed low attendance…

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29 MPAs Debate Motion on Law and Order for 57% Session Time

ISLAMABAD, December 15, 2014: The 15th session of the Balochistan Assembly, requisitioned by the opposition benches to discuss deteriorating law and order in the province, was marked by low attendance of members, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its preliminary report. Twenty-nine (45% of the total membership – 65) MPAs spent almost 57%…

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Pandemonium in Balochistan Assembly over Reko Diq

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2014: Starting 45 minutes behind the schedule, the sixth sitting of the Balochistan Assembly’s 15th session on Friday witnessed pandemonium over an ANP lawmaker’s remarks against the Chief Minister and PML-N leaders, says Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) in its daily factsheet. The parliamentary leader of ANP, while quoting two anchorpersons…

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Punjab Lawmakers Demand District Bodies to Protect Parks

ISLAMABAD, December 12, 2014: Starting 54 minutes behind schedule, the sixth sitting of the Punjab Assembly’s 11th session was marked by a discussion on the Parks and Horticulture Authority’s annual report for the year 2012-13, says Free and Fair Election Network in its daily factsheet. Nine lawmakers – six from PML-N, one each from PML…

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